French Breakfast Puffs (recipe)

Growing up, I remember cooking often with my Mom, but for some reason, this specific recipe really sticks in my mind. I was in elementary school, and a Girl Scout, and we had to do our cooking badge. I am not sure if my Mom took the afternoon off from work, or if we did our badge on a Saturday. All I really remember is that this is the recipe we made, and I was sure I never tasted anything better!

French Breakfast Puffs

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups regular or cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Heat oven to 350F. Grease 12 medium muffin cups or fill cups with paper liners.

Cream shortening with 1/2 cup sugar and egg. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg and add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake 20-25 minutes.

Mix 1/2 cup sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Immediately after baking, roll muffins in melted butter, then in cinnamon-sugar. Serve hot.

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  1. Posted September 10, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Childhood food memories are somehow more special I think. Thank you for sharing this sweet memory and this delicious recipe with all of us. :-)

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